Tobias Amos slid the knife into the drawers, stealing a quick look back. He stared at his hands in dismay; it was as red as the sweet chilli sauce Mama bought a day earlier.
‘Where are you, Tobias?’
Mama’s voice bellowed a few yards away. He scanned the room in nanoseconds; saw the red gown Mama loved wearing on special occasions hanging loosely on the sparsely filled wardrobe. He dashed towards it, yanked it off the rails, wrapping it delicately around his crimson fingers, allowing the blood to soak through, his eyes the colour of a limpid pool.
He closed his eyes and was transported to the events of eighty-six thousand four hundred seconds earlier. He could feel the knife ripping through the supple milky flesh, the bones cracked, the gurgles of blood splintered about the basement like the paintings of Michelangelo. He swallowed hard, his Adam’s apple bobbing up and down his long scrawny neck.
Mama entered the tiny room, she took in everything, the deranged look on her son’s face belied the calmness she felt. Tobias Amos stood still like a statue, watching his mother’s reaction.
There was an uneasy silence.
‘What have you done?’ She asked in an icy tone, her hands shaking uncontrollably.
There was no answer. He kept his eyes down, all the feeling of conquest and elation he’d felt had evaporated like a mist in the night.
‘Tobias Amos, what have you done?’ This time, Mama inched closer, towering over her whimpering son, whose bravado had dissipated…
I haven’t written for quite a while but today, this just came pouring out. I have lots of manuscripts I’m working on, and lumping this with other unfinished projects is a mammoth task. However, I don’t believe in letting a good story plot go to waste. We’ll see how this goes!
I hope you’ll all have a wonderful weekend. I’ve visited several websites and blogs, if I haven’t been to yours, please bear with me, I’ll touch base soon.
Much love friends!
I like that Seyi, Good to see you writing again
Thanks Al, I love writing, just finding the time is tricky. But yeah, I’m back. Are you doing?
It sounds interesting so far…waiting to read more!
Thanks for your kind comment, I’m glad you like it so far, hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your week.
wow – this is so deep and a great complex to wake up and realize
Thanks for your kind comment Mihrank, I’m humbled and grateful.
Great writing Seyi, Great to see you here and writing again!
I appreciate your visit and comment Ute. Thank you!
Seyi, you’ve had me hooked. Who’s Tobias Amos? Has he killed someone? This is going to be a great book. Seyi, try and finish one of your numerous manuscripts this year!
I hope to have at least a completed manuscript by the end of the year or at least, a series of short stories. I’m happy you like my story, thanks Christy.
I want to know more, what a great start with the promise of many questions to be answered. Hope all is well with you my friend.
All is well my friend. Still writing, albeit sporadically. I’ll work more on the story. Hope you had a great holiday. Catch up with you soon.
My holiday was wonderful my friend, really enjoyable and now catching up on writing and reading and wondering when I shall next be over there. Hope your writing goes well, talk soon my friend.
Curious as a cat that I am, I’m now trying to figure out who Tobias Amos killed.
Love his name. It’s unique. I enjoyed this story very much, Seyi.
Thanks so much my friend. I’ll be expanding the story, I’m happy you like it. I appreciate your kindness!